Because drinking is a common social activity, it’s easy for people to dismiss behaviors involving alcohol. However, we all know individuals can develop issues with alcohol. When someone can’t regulate their consumption, they suffer from alcohol use disorder. This kind of alcohol abuse affects nearly 15 million Americans a year. Unfortunately, many don’t seek treatment. Yet if you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol use disorder, it is doing severe and lasting damage. There is help available. Crestview Recovery’s Bonnery Lake alcohol rehab center has the experts who can address the physical and psychological damage alcohol use disorder wreaks.
What Are the Dangers of Alcohol Abuse?
Alcohol use disorder causes significant damage to an individual’s body. Whether on a single occasion (binge drinking) or over time (high-function) alcohol abuse, severely impacts your health.
Because the liver immediately filters alcohol, it frequently suffers issues. For instance, drinking increases the fat in the liver, raising your risk of hepatic steatosis as well as inflammation (alcoholic hepatitis) and the irreversible scarring of the liver called cirrhosis.
Individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorder experience digestive issues. The stomach lining can become inflamed (gastritis), and the pancreas can be damaged (pancreatitis). Also, those who abuse alcohol frequently find it difficult to absorb the necessary nutrients they need from the food they eat.
Almost a quarter of the population admits to binge drinking. But just one binge can cause heart arrhythmia and puts people at greater risk of heart failure and stroke. Many men are already at heightened risk for heart issues, so alcohol abuse is like adding gas to a fire. In young people, alcohol abuse interferes with bone growth. It can lead to osteoporosis (bone thinning) damage bone marrow, which makes blood cells. A low platelet count makes one more susceptible to bruising and bleeding but also weakens the immune system.
These are just some of the issues brought about by alcohol use disorder. Individuals may think they have their drinking under control and may not even be aware of the health issue tied to their drinking. This is why you or your loved ones need to contact an alcohol rehab center as soon as possible.
Programs at Bonnery Lake Alcohol Rehab Center
Our rehab facility can treat both mental and clinical issues surrounding alcohol use disorder, including withdrawal symptoms, mental disorders, and addictive behaviors. We offer several different alcohol abuse treatment options from residential to intensive outpatient to extended care and aftercare. Typically, the severity of a patient’s alcohol abuse determines the kind of treatment that best fits their needs.
At Crestview Recovery, our counselors and therapists work with patients to design a treatment plan that will give the highest chance for success. This plan may include:
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP): For those patients who go to school or work full-time. IOP often takes place during the evenings so you can take care of your daily responsibilities and attend treatment afterward. You still receive the same quality of care but condensed to fit your schedule.
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): This supplies patients with a limited number of hours per week of mental health support. Patients live at home or in the recommended housing and commute to the facility. The treatment provided is customized to individual needs.
- Aftercare: Once you or your loved one is sober, we want to make sure recovery is lasting. One of the ways we do this is through aftercare. Sober living or halfway house is often a great option because it allows individuals to continue their recovery in a consistent, clean, and sober environment. Patients learn responsibility and accountability as they transition back into everyday life.
No two people with alcohol use disorder are alike. Everyone experiences different degrees of impairment. The disease of alcohol abuse is different for different people. Thus, Crestview Recovery’s Bonnery Lake alcohol rehab center has a multitude of programs and treatments such as:
Each of these and many others allow us to craft a treatment plan giving patients the best chance at success. Recovery is a team effort. If you’re ready to confront your alcohol abuse, we’re ready to help. Call us today at 866.262.0531 to learn more about our services.